This post is sponsored by Scholastic Parent & Child. All opinions are my own.
My daughter is one of the most inquisitive kids that I have ever come across. She is constantly asking questions and searching for answers. As her mom, I am ecstatic that she has a thirst for knowledge, even if her brain is overflowing with random facts. Just the other day she informed me that Jupiter has 63 moons! Because of this, I try to stay on top of new age appropriate books, games and apps to satisfy her curiosity of who, what, when, where, why and how. My most recent find is a FREE app from Scholastic Parent & Child called KidQ.
The KidQ app for iPhone and Android facilitates conversation via fun Q&A's about the things that kids (and parents!) are the most curious about, like Why is the sky blue? And Why do we say "ears" of corn? Each day, users are notified of a new playful question that serves as a conversation starter along with the official answer.
I decided to test my daughter's knowledge bank with the KidQ App during our morning wait in the school car line. I used the KidQ app to ask her a question, and then she would give me her best guess. Many times she was right on track, but there were more than a handful that stumped us both. After our guesses, I would read KidQ's answer and then we would discuss. Here's a sample question from the app:
I love how we can use the app together to start thoughtful conversations. Because we can use the app on the go, especially in the morning before school, I know that the wheels in her head are turning, which hopefully brings a more productive day. I can also set the app to send me a new question each day at any time I specify ... so at 8:15am, when we're sitting in the car line, KidQ will send me a notification that a new question is ready. Cool, right!?
The best thing about Scholastic Parent & Child KidQ is that it is completely free! Download by visiting http://www.scholastic.com/apps/#/kidq.
I really love the idea of this app but for some reason I am unable to find it anywhere to download. Not sure if it is just for Iphones or what. Does anyone know of a similar app that might be easier to find and download?